insistence

Insistence is when someone persists in forcefully asking for or requiring something. A parent's insistence might be the only reason an unmotivated teenager sits down and does his homework.

A store manager's insistence on selling things for the lowest prices might be the thing that keeps customers coming back, and your insistence on reading your speech first in class might get you to the front of the line. When you insist on something, you demand it — both words come from the Latin insistere, "persist, dwell upon, or stand upon," from in-, "upon," and sistere, "take a stand."

Definitions of insistence
  1. noun
    the act of insisting on something
    insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position”
    synonyms: insistency
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    type of:
    advocacy, protagonism
    active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
  2. noun
    the state of demanding notice or attention
    “the insistence of their hunger”
    synonyms: imperativeness, insistency, press, pressure
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    type of:
    urgency
    the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
  3. noun
    continual and persistent demands
    synonyms: insisting
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    types:
    purism
    scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)
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    demand
    an urgent or peremptory request
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